Hand gesture controls and hand-freedom from holding, typing, or touching a device. Watching this video is inspiring and unsettling, since we really are on the edge of being connected at all times and essentially becoming cyborgs. Like any technology, the potential is boundless and the drawbacks may be irrevocable, but the pace of change is not overnight, so we still have to wait and see.
“The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception…” – Steve Connor, The Independent.
Found this out via reddit. If the transplant is successful, it will be game-changing.
Creaform made a 3D scanner that works like a digital camera. It’s been used by doctors to mold prosthetics (hands for all!) and the Australian kayak team used it to make ergonomically-custom kayaks. Price tag is absurdly steep (€20,000), but it holds great potential for making objects that fit better with our bodies.